HFW

Insurance Department

Latin America-wide
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What the team is known for Illustrious insurance department offering exceptional regional expertise through its local offices in Chile, Colombia and Mexico. Boasts an impressive client portfolio of leading insurers, reinsurers and insureds, with remarkable knowledge of matters concerning the aviation and maritime sectors especially. Continues to assist clients with high-value coverage and damages claims as well as representing them in related contentious mandates.

Strengths Lauding the team's composure, one interviewee remarks: "They were very calm and measured about a complex matter; they have clearly got the experience and seen these things before. It was a very good experience."

Commentators are full of praise for the firm's history, noting: "They have over 15 years of experience in the region and really know the culture very well, so their cross-border reach in insurance and reinsurance claims throughout Latin America really stands out."

Notable practitioners

Clients are full of praise for partner
Christopher Cardona
, who they say is "very experienced and highly analytical; he provides reassuring advice with a sound strategic approach." Another impressed interviewee appreciates that "he provides extremely intelligent and useful comments very quickly." Peers compound such praise, describing him as "a very well-respected lawyer in the market." He remains deeply involved in the representation of both insured parties and insurers.

London-based leading light
Jonathan Bruce
handles matters spanning Brazil, Colombia and Mexico, boasting activity across coverage-related issues concerning significant losses. He garners praise from clients, as one reports: "He is very straightforward and gets to the point." Another source adds: "He handles things extremely well; the fact he is a frequent visitor to the region and knows how things work locally is extremely helpful."